Oh Happy Day! (yes, baby pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AccidentalFarm, May 1, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I was expecting my Ideal order today- didn't sleep well last nite due to worrying that I would not hear the phone when the post office called to say the chicks were there...
    They didn't call. I, however, showed up and was knocking on the door at 7-ish this morning anyway. [​IMG] But, alas, no chickies were there waiting to come home.

    So, I called Ideal, verified my chicks were indeed shipped yesterday and assured I would have them in the morning. YAY!

    Anyhoo- I stop by the feed store to pick up another waterer for the brooder and to my sheer amazement, 4 little chicks ended up coming home with the waterer! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    BUT WAIT!! There's more- I only have one hen old enough to lay, and just recently got her (White Crested Black Polish). She hadn't layed an egg at all since coming home, and so, when I went to the coop to get feed for the babies, there it was! Laying neatly in the nestbox was one perfectly beautiful white egg! YES!!! Our first![​IMG]

    So, here are my 3 new Barred Plymouth Rocks (didn't have any of these yet), and my 1 RIR to go with my RIR roo. (all pullets...I had to do it!) They didn't know the age, but due to the wing feathering, I'm guessing 2 weeks:
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  2. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh--so sweet! [​IMG]

    didn't sleep well last nite due to worrying that I would not hear the phone when the post office called to say the chicks were there...

    You sound like me. I've only got EGGS coming tomorrow, and I won't be able to sleep--sheesh!

    I hope your other babies are okay. [​IMG]
     
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Awwww, so cute! [​IMG] Hope your others arrive safetly!! [​IMG]
     
  4. janramsey

    janramsey Out Of The Brooder

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    Well was wondering if the stork had dropped off your new babies yet???
     
  5. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should arrive first thing in the morning
     
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Go luck to you!!! I'm also expecting m chicks from Ideal tomorrow morning. Then if all goes well I'll be a proud momma of 25 baby chicks!!!

    I too will not sleep a wink tonight![​IMG]
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were shipped from ideal today so dunno if they will come in tomorrow or thursday...cant wait!!!!!!!!
     
  8. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I ordered 10. (2 each of 5 diff. breeds-all pullets)- I'm curious about the roo's they'll add, if any. I'm so surprised they didn't arrive today- the hatchery is only 4 hours from me, and they shipped yesterday. [​IMG]
     
  9. iopele

    iopele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dozen straight-run standard araucanas aren't due to hatch for 2 weeks yet, much less ship, but I'm already beside myself with excitement. I bet I'll be unable to sit still on the day they're due to arrive! (I'm getting these from an Araucana breeder who shows her chickens, rather than using a hatchery--wonder how that'll affect shipping time? worry worry worry, lol)

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  10. janramsey

    janramsey Out Of The Brooder

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    HEHEHE and here I was trying to convince my hubby that it made perfect sense for me to drive 8 hours to the hatchery to get them......I will be stalking the Post office when mine are do....
     

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